Portrait of Grandmother – Commissioned Portrait – African-influenced Acrylic Artist Sally Banks

Portrait of Grandmother – Commissioned Portrait – African-influenced Acrylic Artist Sally Banks

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Sally Banks

Artist: Sally Banks

Portrait of Grandmother - Commissioned Portrait - African-influenced Acrylic Artist Sally Banks

Image Size: 20″x 20″
Art Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Commissions Invited
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Sally Banks

Figurative, Landscapes, Floral and Portraiture in Acrylic and Watercolour

Phone: 077061 44544

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: sallybanksart@gmail.com

Instagram: @artworksbysallybanks

About The Artist

The roots of my creativity are in Africa. The people, the vegetation and multifaceted landscapes of Zimbabwe were to me vividly bright and beautiful.

I moved to the UK in 2003, with one year away (2003-2004), accepting a visiting student opportunity in Jerusalem, Israel. I was based in Wimbledon up until 2009 and then moved to Surrey and now live in Kent. I have relished the cultural richness that is here and the beauty of the English countryside.

I look back at my mentors with gratitude. Beginning at primary boarding school, I remember with thanks the artist and teacher, Jean Peterson, who started an art club. My very first exhibition entry was done through her. From then on I thought of myself as an artist.

Trevi Fountain Rome Fine Art Prints
Estelle Byrne was my inspiring and gifted art teacher at secondary school. I notice on the Queen Elizabeth School Facebook page, she is often mentioned with affection. Her classes were the highlight of my week.

I mostly work in acrylic and watercolour. When I work from nature I prefer close up views, making the play of light the main ingredient. I am aware that I am drawing inspiration from my own story behind the subject, the ongoing script of everything observed.

I love the human form and face. I look for subtle expressions that reveal personality, the story behind the eyes.

St Georges Hill Weybridge Landscape Painting Commissioned

Awards / Exhibitions / Career

I studied at the School of Art at the Bulawayo Technical College. Under Adele Walters I discovered and developed my strength in life drawing and received the college’s Fine Art Award (1969). That same year, a class outing to the park to paint outdoors initiated my love for watercolours.

I went on to a long career in Harare, mostly within the textile industry. I took on painting commissions, sold my work through commissions, solo and joint exhibitions and in small local galleries. It’s a lovely thought that my work is all over the world in people’s homes.

In Zimbabwe I worked only in watercolour, and my subjects were predominately floral and landscape (see Bush Sunrise). Here in the UK, I have taken on private commissions and I have sold work at the Corner Gallery, Carlshalton (see Hydrangea Profusion) and through the studio of Jane Silk, the ceramicist (see Ornamental Orange Tree and Higginson Park).

I am exhibiting at Sixteen Gallery, Cheltenham in March 2022.

I’ve had exciting experiences as a mature student. I lived in Sweden for four years to study (BA European History) and during that time took 3 courses in Western Humanities under Dr. Torbjorn Aaronson, PhD Political Science, Uppsala (2002). As a visiting student for one year, I studied Jewish Art in Late Antiquity at the Hebrew University, Rothberg School, under Professor Lee I. Levine (2003-2004). I now live in Kent.

Bush Sunrise – African-inspired Artwork – Kent Landscape Artist Sally Banks

Bush Sunrise – African-inspired Artwork – Kent Landscape Artist Sally Banks

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Sally Banks

Artist: Sally Banks

Bush Sunrise - African-inspired Artwork - Kent Landscape Artist Sally Banks
Image Size: 36cm x 26cm
Art Medium: Watercolour
Original Painting: Sold
Please Contact the Artist

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Sally Banks

Figurative, Landscapes, Floral and Portraiture in Acrylic and Watercolour

Phone: 077061 44544

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: sallybanksart@gmail.com

Instagram: @artworksbysallybanks

About The Artist

The roots of my creativity are in Africa. The people, the vegetation and multifaceted landscapes of Zimbabwe were to me vividly bright and beautiful.

I moved to the UK in 2003, with one year away (2003-2004), accepting a visiting student opportunity in Jerusalem, Israel. I was based in Wimbledon up until 2009 and then moved to Surrey and now live in Kent. I have relished the cultural richness that is here and the beauty of the English countryside.

I look back at my mentors with gratitude. Beginning at primary boarding school, I remember with thanks the artist and teacher, Jean Peterson, who started an art club. My very first exhibition entry was done through her. From then on I thought of myself as an artist.

Trevi Fountain Rome Fine Art Prints
Estelle Byrne was my inspiring and gifted art teacher at secondary school. I notice on the Queen Elizabeth School Facebook page, she is often mentioned with affection. Her classes were the highlight of my week.

I mostly work in acrylic and watercolour. When I work from nature I prefer close up views, making the play of light the main ingredient. I am aware that I am drawing inspiration from my own story behind the subject, the ongoing script of everything observed.

I love the human form and face. I look for subtle expressions that reveal personality, the story behind the eyes.

St Georges Hill Weybridge Landscape Painting Commissioned

Awards / Exhibitions / Career

I studied at the School of Art at the Bulawayo Technical College. Under Adele Walters I discovered and developed my strength in life drawing and received the college’s Fine Art Award (1969). That same year, a class outing to the park to paint outdoors initiated my love for watercolours.

I went on to a long career in Harare, mostly within the textile industry. I took on painting commissions, sold my work through commissions, solo and joint exhibitions and in small local galleries. It’s a lovely thought that my work is all over the world in people’s homes.

In Zimbabwe I worked only in watercolour, and my subjects were predominately floral and landscape (see Bush Sunrise). Here in the UK, I have taken on private commissions and I have sold work at the Corner Gallery, Carlshalton (see Hydrangea Profusion) and through the studio of Jane Silk, the ceramicist (see Ornamental Orange Tree and Higginson Park).

I am exhibiting at Sixteen Gallery, Cheltenham in March 2022.

I’ve had exciting experiences as a mature student. I lived in Sweden for four years to study (BA European History) and during that time took 3 courses in Western Humanities under Dr. Torbjorn Aaronson, PhD Political Science, Uppsala (2002). As a visiting student for one year, I studied Jewish Art in Late Antiquity at the Hebrew University, Rothberg School, under Professor Lee I. Levine (2003-2004). I now live in Kent.

Portrait of Woman in Yellow Turban – Watercolour, Acrylic & Pastel Art – Guildford Surrey Contemporary Artist Aly Lloyd – Paradox

Portrait of Woman in Yellow Turban – Watercolour, Acrylic & Pastel Art – Guildford Surrey Contemporary Artist Aly Lloyd – Paradox

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Aly Lloyd

Artist: Aly Lloyd

Portrait of Woman in Yellow Turban - Watercolour, Acrylic & Pastel Art - Guildford Surrey Contemporary Artist Aly Lloyd

Portrait of Woman: Paradox

Image Size: A3: 11.7″ x 16.5″
Art Medium: Mixed Media (Watercolour, Acrylic and Pastel)
Limited Edition, Hand-Signed, Giclée Fine Art Prints available
Original Painting: Please Contact the Artist for details

Commissions Invited

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Aly Lloyd

Guildford

Figurative and Portrait Artist

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: byalylloyd@gmail.com

Website: byalylloyd.co.uk

Instagram: byalylloyd

Facebook: byalylloyd

Gallery Of Art

About The Artist

I’m a figurative & portrait artist based in Guildford, Surrey. I’ve always had a fascination with life drawing, the human form and representing people, personalities and emotions through portraiture.

I am self-taught and have learnt my craft through years of practice and experimentation.

I am regularly commissioned for portraits, but also produce my personal work which tends to focus on representations of women. I like to play around with contrasting elements in my work by using different mediums, styles, textures and colours that create various layers and elements to a piece.

Aly Lloyd Guildford Surrey Portrait Artist

Guildford Portrait and Figurative Artist, Aly Lloyd

Black & White Portrait of Woman - Contemporary Monochrome Art - Guildford Surrey Artist Aly Lloyd
Portrait of Woman - Contemporary Guildford Artist Aly Lloyd
Dog Portrait - Guildford Animal Artist Aly Lloyd - Pet Portraits

Art Group / Exhibitions

I am a member of Member of the Guildford Art Society.

Recently 'Portrait Artist of the Week' 2020 - Sky TV, 3rd Place

Moroccan Courtyard – Fine Art Prints – Hampton London Artist Jennifer Brown

Moroccan Courtyard – Fine Art Prints – Hampton London Artist Jennifer Brown

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Jennifer Brown (Hampton)

Artist: Jennifer Brown (Hampton)

Moroccan Courtyard - Fine Art Prints - Hampton London Artist Jennifer Brown

Moroccan Courtyard

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

Image Size: 70cm x 50cm
Original Art Medium: Acrylic
Fine Art Prints are limited to an edition of 10 and are signed by the artist
Print Price: £85

Contact The Artist

Jennifer Brown

Hampton London

Acrylic Paintings, Collage & Fine Art Prints

Phone: 07985 544 168

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: Jennyb.art@icloud.com

Website: www.jenniferbrownart.co.uk

Gallery Of Art 1: Recent Work

About The Artist

Self taught artist inspired by stained glass. Taught at adult education stained glass classes in Richmond and ran workshops.

Set up a millennial glass project at an old people’s day centre in Surrey before retirement when I started painting.

My background before that was in hairdressing and newspaper journalism.

I try to make my paintings thoughtful and current. During the Pandemic I have focused on the big issue of Climate Change and the tiny things in nature I had never thought about before Covid Lockdown.

Walking in Bushy Park, close to home, the changing seasons suddenly became more vivid and spectacular.

Seared Earth - Figurative Art Now Exhibition Mall Galleries London
Coronavirus Pandemic - Locked Down Figurative Art Now Exhibition London Mall Galleries UK
Earth Beneath My Feet - Figurative Art Now Exhibition Mall Galleries London

Art Exhibitions

Have shown work in Artists Magazine exhibitions, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham, and Richmond Arthouse studios. I have three paintings (shown above) selected by Mall Galleries London for the online exhibition “Figurative Art Now”.

Above paintings (from left to right) are ‘Seared Earth’ ‘Locked Down’ & ‘Earth Beneath My Feet’.

They are on display in the Mall Galleries online exhibition “Figurative Art Now” from July 20th to September 20th 2021.

Art Groups / Societies

Not currently a member of a local art group.

Art Gallery 2: Flowers

Watercolour – Sunset – Africa – Surrey Artist Alan Brain – Paintings in Watercolour and Acrylic and Art Teacher – Farnham Art Society

Watercolour – Sunset – Africa – Surrey Artist Alan Brain – Paintings in Watercolour and Acrylic and Art Teacher – Farnham Art Society

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Alan Brain

Watercolour - Sunset - Africa - Surrey Artist Alan Brain - Paintings in Watercolour and Acrylic and Art Teacher - Farnham Art Society

Africa

Art Medium: Watercolour

Commissions Invited

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Alan Brain

Paintings in Watercolour and Acrylic
and Art Teacher

Phone: 07941 562 162
Please mention the Surrey Artists website
Email: info@alanbrainart.com
Website: alanbrainart.com

About The Artist

‘I aspire to create “Visible Feelings” that can be shared by those who care to pause and wonder. I call upon my life’s experiences to inspire me and I let the feeling emerge in my work. I have been amazed, and sometimes disturbed, by what I have learned about myself through my paintings. I am so much richer for knowing myself better.’
Alan Brain
Alan Brain Vapour-Trails

Alan Brain discovered painting about twelve years ago when he attended a water colouring class with some friends. It led to a change of direction that he has never regretted. Today, his unique style, combined with spiritual awareness, produces works of unusual vibrancy and colour. As a former pilot and constant flyer, the immensity of the heavens with its changing moods has fascinated Alan. It features in many of his paintings where he manages to capture the vastness and mysteriousness of space.
His early years in Japan may have enhanced his bold view of landscapes and skies and you can see in his work the influence of wonderful open spaces to be found in places such as Wales, Arizona, New Mexico and Africa, all of which Alan visits regularly. However, such harmony with nature cannot be taught, it is an intrinsic part of the artist that we are fortunate to glimpse.

Alan exhibits several times a year in and around his home in Chobham Surrey, England. His work has been accepted for several prestigious exhibitions in London, including the Guild of Aviation Artists and the Society of Marine Artists. Alan also applies his teaching skills (he was a Flying Instructor) and helps his fellow artists through his course called ‘Find You Own Painting Direction’ and by one to one tuition. He believes it is important to give something back to those less fortunate than ourselves and is a strong supporter of the Samaritans charity; a percentage from his painting sales are contributed to his local branch.

Find out more and see his work on alanbrainart.com

Art Groups / Exhibitions

Notable Exhibitions include:
Royal Society of Marine Artists at the Mall Gallery London
Guild of Aviation Artists at the Mall Gallery London
The Royal Watercolour Society at Bankside Gallery London

Art Groups:
Farnham Art Society, Sunningdale Art Society and Woking Art Society